LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22

 
LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

                                 About LASALLE        — 5

                                   Why LASALLE        — 10

                          Integrated arts campus      — 12

                               The win-win factor     — 18   LASALLE COLLEGE
                                      Star alumni     — 22
                                                             OF THE ARTS
                 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES                   — 27

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) PROGRAMMES                    — 51

             C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M M E   — 77

                                 ADMISSIONS

                                  Why Singapore       — 83

                            Academic framework        — 84

                                    How to apply      — 85

                         Academic requirements        — 86

                                 Application fees     — 89

                                      Tuition fees    — 90

              Scholarships & financial assistance     — 91

                           Private Education Act      — 92

                                    Refund policy     — 93

                Supporting documents checklist        — 94

                                   Find out more      — 95
LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
ABOUT LASALLE

Asia’s leading tertiary institution in
contemporary arts and design
education and practice.
LASALLE College of the Arts offers 30 diploma, undergraduate
and postgraduate programmes in fine arts, design communication,
interior design, product design, film, animation, fashion, dance,
music, theatre, arts management, arts pedagogy and practice,
art therapy, asian art histories and creative writing.

LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning
environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking,
globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of
creative industries.

Its faculty is led by a community of award-winning artists,
designers, educators and researchers, and their practice-led
research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of
excellence. LASALLE is a non-profit private educational institution
founded in 1984 by the late De La Salle Brother Joseph McNally,
a visionary artist and educator.

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LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

                                                           LASALLE exists to    • Inspire students to become forward-looking, globally
                                                                                  engaged creative artists and critical thinkers who will
                                                                                  contribute meaningfully to transformations of culture
                                                                                  and society.
                                                                                • Develop and provide arts leadership for Singapore
                                                                                  by fostering imagination, experimentation and new
                                                                                  knowledge in creative practice and research.

                                                            LASALLE will be     • Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution.

                                                           LASALLE’s values     • Collaboration
                                                                                • Excellence
                                                                                • Courage
                                                                                • Agility
                                                                                • Engagement

                                                         Statement of culture   LASALLE promotes the significance of the arts to effect
                                                                                personal, social and economic transformations. An
                                                                                empowering and dynamic environment inspires ambitious
                                                                                aspirations for staff and students, and the development of
                                                                                high‑level skills, creativity and critical reflection.

                                                         Contemporary focus     With an emphasis on contemporary practice and research,
                                                                                our teaching philosophy emphasises idea generation and
                                                                                new interpretations of creative disciplines. Our students’
                                                                                ideas and creativity set them apart as they emerge
                                                                                as reflective practitioners in the industry. As an Asian
                                                                                institution positioned at the crossroads of diverse cultures,
                                                                                an arts education at LASALLE brings students closer to
                                                                                developing a deep understanding of cultural and artistic
                                                                                links between the East and the West.

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Practice-led arts education       The professional practice of LASALLE’s teaching staff             Partner institution   Goldsmiths, University of London, a partner institution of
                                       is one of its most important assets. Our unique College                                 LASALLE, is renowned for having a creative and innovative
                                       environment is formed by a faculty of accomplished artists                              approach to the teaching of and research in the arts. Goldsmiths
                                       and educators from around the world, many of whom                                       has approved LASALLE as an appropriate tertiary institution in
                                       are renowned experts in their areas, actively involved in                               Singapore to offer degree programmes leading to Goldsmiths
                                       exhibitions, performances and research. The incorporation                               validated awards.
                                       of their respective expertise in programme delivery closely
                                       relates teaching and learning to a broad range of theoretical                           All degree programmes offered at LASALLE have been
                                       and intellectual concerns in contemporary arts and design                               designed and developed by LASALLE to fulfil the needs of the
                                       practice.                                                                               creative industries in Singapore and beyond. These programmes
                                                                                                                               have been validated through a process of external peer review
                                       Students are constantly exposed to first-hand experience                                by Goldsmiths as being of an appropriate standard and quality
                                       in current research practices, leading to the acquiring of a                            to lead to a Goldsmiths award.
                                       wide set of knowledge and skills by the time they graduate.
                                       These skills enable them to successfully adjust to the multi-
                                       faceted demands of the creative industries.                     Government support      As part of the government’s plans to upgrade arts education
                                                                                                                               in Singapore, LASALLE is a recipient of financial support from
                                                                                                                               Ministry of Education (MOE) for both Diploma
              Specialist mentors       Students are mentored by an international and Singaporean                               and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) programmes. Eligible students
                                       faculty who spans a breadth of creative professions in                                  are entitled to subsidised fees through the MOE Tuition
                                       art, design, media and performance. From artists, actors,                               Grant Scheme.
                                       composers, dancers, designers, directors, curators, multi-
                                       and interdisciplinary artists to many more, they collectively
                                       represent an international career portfolio with some of                Constitution    As a private, non-profit arts institution, LASALLE is a registered
                                       the most forward looking institutions and organisations in                              Institute of a Public Character, approved by the Commissioner
                                       Singapore and globally.                                                                 of Charities, and operates autonomously under the constitution
                                                                                                                               of LASALLE College of the Arts Limited.

          Journey to excellence        In 2015, LASALLE became the first home-grown
                                       Singaporean institution to be awarded the coveted EduTrust
                                       Star by the Committee for Private Education, the highest
                                       accolade of quality for a private education institution in
                                       Singapore. The College was awarded a second consecutive
                                       EduTrust Star in 2019, affirming its ongoing commitment to
                                       quality education.

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LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
WHY LASALLE
                                                            At LASALLE, you will…

A TRULY IMMERSIVE ARTS
                                                            • Learn in a real arts school which is practice-
                                                              led and industry focused.

ENVIRONMENT                                                 • Experience artistic revolutions through
                                                              interdisciplinary collaborations.

As a leading contemporary arts institution, LASALLE’s       • Be in a progressive environment where you
                                                              are encouraged to be a creative individual.
programmes testify to the power of the arts to
communicate across cultures and geographies.                • Be mentored by some of the best
                                                              international arts practitioners and taught
                                                              by practicing artists and designers from the
What sets us apart is having artists and students             creative industries.
from different disciplines bring out the best of each
                                                            • Be plugged into the global arts scene with
other, in creative collaborations that spark inspirations     the world’s premier creative practitioners
and innovations. More importantly, this prepares our          including Diane von Fürstenberg, Gilbert &
                                                              George, Karim Rashid, Lord David Puttnam,
graduates for sustained and fulfilling careers in the         Miroslava Duma, Paul Sermon, Robert
creative industries.                                          Wilson, Stelarc, Thomas Heatherwick,
                                                              Victoria Beckham and more.

With a vibrant campus calendar ranging from Open            • Be in an accredited institution with
House to The LASALLE Show and jam packed with                 programmes that are original and developed
                                                              by LASALLE.
arts events in between, student life at LASALLE is an
experience you will remember as the best years of           • Benefit from robust internship programmes
                                                              and collaborations with established industry
your life.                                                    partners that lead to gainful employment.

                                                            • Be given opportunities to be involved in
                                                              multiple creative projects with top global
                                                              brands.

                                                            • Be embraced by a diverse community
                                                              of students and lecturers from around the
                                                              world in a conducive hub of artistic energy.

                                                            • Eat, breathe and live creativity 24/7
                                                              with a range of activities like on-campus
                                                              exhibitions, performances, gigs, open mics,
                                                              and arts markets.

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LASALLE Undergraduate Prospectus AY2021/22
INTEGRATED ARTS CAMPUS

McNally Campus                                      Situated in the central civic and cultural district
                                                    of Singapore, the McNally Campus is designed
                                                    to optimise interaction and provide line of sight
                                                    across the community through its glass façade and
                                                    gateless walls. The design provides many platforms
                                                    for interaction and inspiration. In keeping with the
                                                    integrative nature of contemporary arts and design
                                                    practice, multiple breakout spaces and sky bridges
                                                    encourage diverse art forms to coalesce and
                                                    co-mingle, providing an inspiring learning
                                                    environment for students.

                                                    Architecturally iconic and designed to enable
                                                    a vibrant, connected community, the McNally
                                                    Campus offers students an impressive array of
                                                    performance and exhibition spaces for learning
                                                    and showcasing. Core lectures and teaching
                                                    programmes take place at the McNally Campus
                                                    where LASALLE’s unique learning environment
                                                    encourages interdisciplinary interaction and a
                                                    holistic approach to contemporary practice.

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The Ngee Ann                                                                                        LASALLE’s Institute
Kongsi Library                                                                                      of Contemporary Arts
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library houses an extensive arts-related specialist collection of
                                                                                                    Singapore              The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
publications in hard and electronic forms including:                                                                       (ICAS) is the curatorial division of LASALLE
                                                                                                                           College of the Arts. Situated at the College’s
• A comprehensive range of arts and design          • Exhibition catalogues of local and foreign                           dynamic city campus, its five galleries
  books, audio-visual resources, e-books and          artists.                                                             present a programme of curated international
  periodicals with a focus on building a niche                                                                             exhibitions alongside exhibitions organised
  collection in the contemporary arts.              • Academic databases and e-journals,                                   with students, academic staff and alumni.
                                                      specialist art dictionaries, encyclopaedia
• A Singapore collection of local artists and         and directories.                                                     ICAS provides curatorial expertise and
  the arts scene.                                                                                                          resources in the areas of exhibition
                                                    • Audio-visual materials including music CDs,
                                                                                                                           development, display and mediation,
• A contemporary Asian art collection.                CD-ROMs, videos, DVD and Blu-ray DVDs.
                                                                                                                           publishing and education as well as manages
                                                                                                                           the LASALLE College of the Arts Collection.

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Theatres                                            For teaching and learning purposes, LASALLE
                                                    houses the Singapore Airlines Theatre and      Winstedt Campus   The Winstedt Campus supports continuous
                                                                                                                     innovation and excellence by supporting
                                                    two other black boxes. These spaces are also                     studio-based work and research. The space is
                                                    popular with external hirers to stage major                      designed as a comprehensive creative centre
                                                    theatre festivals and performances during                        that visual arts students – in particular those
                                                    semester breaks.                                                 involved in studio-based modules and levels
                                                                                                                     – can utilise ample and appropriate spaces to
                                                                                                                     develop and complete their semester projects,
                                                                                                                     especially when some of these works might be
                                                                                                                     larger in scale and ambition.

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THE WIN-WIN FACTOR
                                                                                                                                                      INDUSTRY
                                                                                                                                                      COLLABORATIONS
BRINGING OUT THE BEST                                                                                                                                 By partnering with companies in the

IN OUR STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                      creative industries, LASALLE offers
                                                                                                                                                      students opportunities to understand
                                                                                                                                                      and appreciate real-world challenges.
                                                                                                                                                      These projects prepare our students to
Beyond just learning how to be the best                                                                                                               become game-changers and creative
arts and creative industry practitioners                                                                                                              leaders once they step into the
                                                                                                                                                      working world.
during your time at LASALLE, the
practice-based pedagogy also promotes                                                                                                                 Be it live projects, internship

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                                                                                                                         APPLIED ARTS AWARD           placements, design competitions,
experiential learning and participation                                                                                                  2019
                                                                                                                                       Winner         group exhibitions or overseas field trips,
in competitions on a regional level. This                                                                                            Venny Chu        our students are provided with valuable
                                                                                                  Diploma in Design Communication, Class of 2019
inculcates a sense of real-life experience                                                                    Entry: WORK Magazine – Salaryman        opportunities to learn by doing, and to
                                                                                                                                                      expand their creative horizons in real-
that will hold you in good stead once you                                                                                                             case scenarios. Some of our established
step into the environment of contributing                                                                                                             industry partners include Changi Airport
                                                                                                                                                      Group, LVMH, Singapore Tourism Board
to the economy at large.                                                                                                                              and National Gallery Singapore.
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RED DOT DESIGN AWARD
2019
Brands & Communication Design - Junior Prize Winner

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Edward Lau
Diploma in Design Communication, Class of 2019                                                                                                                                                    D&AD AWARD
Entry: A-B Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                        2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wood Pencil
                                                                                                                               YOUNG TALENT PROGRAMME                 (Graphic Design in Catalogues & Brochures)
                                                                                                                               2019
                                                                                                                               Winner                                  Kezia Gabriella, Jing Lin Lee, Marcus Gee
                                                                                                                                                                   BA(Hons) Design Communication, Class of 2017
                                                                                                                               Lim Jia Qi                                       Entry: Virus 2 – Nice To Meet You
                                                                                                                               BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2019
                                                                                                                               Entry: Concrete Encounters
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                                                      BAFTA STUDENT FILM AWARD
                                                      2019
                                                      For Documentary: Shortlist
                                                      Eric Youwei Lin
                                                      BA(Hons) Film 2018
                                                      Mushroom Boys
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                                                                                   ASPaC AWARDS
                                                                                   2019
                                                                                   Winner
                                                                                   Trina Low Wei Ying
                                                                                   BA (Hons) Design Communication,
                                                                                   Class of 2020
                                                                                   Entry: Butterfinger

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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES                                                                                                                                                                       <
                                                                                                                                                                                           INTERNATIONAL TAKIFUJI ART AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                                           2019
                                                                                                                                                                                           Prize for Excellence
At LASALLE, creativity and passion are celebrated                                                                                                                                          Leong Jia Hui
in many ways. With students honoured at top                                                                                                                                                BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                           Entry: Between the lines
international awards shows and showcases, these
accolades are testament to our excellence in the
arts as well as the incandescent talent of the
student body.

LASALLE’s winning streak at major competitions
includes Red Dot Design Award (2019), BAFTA
Student Film Award (2019), National Youth Film
Award (2019), D&AD Wood Pencil Award (2019),                                                                                                                                       >
                                                                                                                                                       NATIONAL YOUTH FILM AWARD
Communication Arts Annual 2019, IKEA Singapore                                                                                                                                 2019
                                                                                                                                                                  Best Art Direction
Young Designer Award (2019), Harper’s BAZAAR
                                                                                                                                                                       Zhen Ying Jie
Asia NewGen Fashion Award (2019), The Crowbar                                                                                                    BA(Hons) Animation Art, Class of 2019
Awards (2011–2018) where LASALLE was named                                                                                                                         Entry: To Be Apart

Institution of the Year (2014–2016) and the
Singapore Short Film Awards (2012–2015)
among many others.

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                                                              WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS
                                                              2019
                                                              Shortlist, Books Category
                                                              Soh Xinghao
                                                              BA(Hons) Design Communication, Class of 2018
                                                              Entry: Ylang Ylang

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                                                                                                                       HARPER’S BAZAAR ASIA NEWGEN FASHION
THE STRAITS TIMES LIFE! THEATRE AWARD                                                                                  AWARD (Singapore judging)
2019                                                                                                                   2019
Production of the Year
                                                                                                                       Winner
Leda and the Rage
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                                                                                                                       Rena Kok (second from right)
                                  YOUNG ARTIST AWARD
                                                                                                                       BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles, Class of 2019
                                                  2019
                                                                                                                       Entry: ‘Prequel’
                                                Winner
                                                                                                                       Second runner-up
                                     Weixin Quek Chong
                                                                                                                       Joanna Quak (first from left)
                          BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2011
                                                                                                                       BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles, Class of 2017
                                                                                                                       Entry: ‘An Heir’
                                                              (From left: Zulkhairi, Syaheedah, Genevieve and Faris)
                                                              Image courtesy of IMPART Art.
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                                                              IMPART AWARDS                                                                                                           >
                                                              2020
                                                                                                                                                                     BENESSE AWARD
                                                              CURATOR CATEGORY                ARTIST CATEGORY                                                        12th Benesse Prize
                                                                                                                                                                                  2020
                                                              Syaheedah Iskandar              Genevieve Chua
                                                              BA(Hons) Arts Management,       Diploma in Fine Arts,                                                      Amanda Heng
                                                              Class of 2013                   Class of 2004                                          Diploma in Fine Arts, Class of 1988
                                                              Zulkhairi Zulkiflee             Faris Nakamura
                                                              BA(Hons) Fine Arts,             BA(Hons) Fine Arts,
                                                              Class of 2014                   Class of 2014
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STAR ALUMNI

SHINING ON THE
WORLD STAGE
LASALLE has been nurturing some of
Asia-Pacific’s leading creative practitioners                                          Boo Junfeng                     Amanda Heng

for over 30 years. Our stellar graduates include
acclaimed and award-winning artists, designers,
curators, writers, musicians, dancers, theatre
pioneers and countless practitioners from
the creative industries in Singapore and the
international arts arena.
                                                                                 Ryf Zaini

                                                                                                       Riduan Zalani

                              Nick Zavior

                                                    Yuni Hadi
                                                                             Ang Sheng Jin

                                                                Oon Shu An

                                                                                                     Kit Chan

 Sven Tan
                                            Ruben Pang

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McNALLY SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS                         PUTTNAM SCHOOL OF                                SCHOOL OF DESIGN COMMUNICATION                   SCHOOL OF
                                                    FILM & ANIMATION                                                                                  SPATIAL & PRODUCT DESIGN
• Amanda Heng (Class of 1988, Diploma                                                                • Ang Sheng Jin (Class of 2003, Diploma in
  in Fine Arts) Artist, Recipient of Cultural       • Boo Junfeng (Class of 2008, BA(Hons) Film)       Communication Design) Creative Director,       • Tan Si Lin Shirley (Class of 2017, BA(Hons)
  Medallion (2010)                                    Director, Zhao Wei Films; Apprentice (2016)      MullenLowe Singapore                             Interior Design) Winner, 10th Cosentino
• Genevieve Chua (Class of 2004, Diploma in           and Sandcastle (2010) screened at Cannes       • Sid Lim Xian Hao (Class of 2011, BA(Hons)        Design Challenge (2016), Recipient of Asia
  Fine Arts) Artist, Recipient of Young Artist        Film Festival and the latter also at Berlin      Design Communication) Art Director, DDB          Young Designer Creative Idea Award (2016)
  Award (2012)                                        International Film Festival (2010)               Singapore; Cannes Mobile Lions Gold Award      • Javier Jauhari (Class of 2017, BA(Hons)
• Ruben Pang (Class of 2010, Diploma in Fine        • Elvin Siew (Class of 2010, BA(Hons)            • Germaine Chen (Class of 2012, BA(Hons)           Interior Design) Winner, 10th Cosentino
  Arts) Artist, Finalist in Sovereign Asian Art       Animation Art) Surfacing Technical Director,     Design Communication) Senior Art Director,       Design Challenge (2016), Semi-finalist of
  Prize (2010/11)                                     Industrial Light & Magic – a division of         TBWA; Young Art Director of the Year, Gong       Furniture Design Award (2016)
                                                      Lucasfilm Ltd                                    Creative Circle; Best of Show, Mediacorp
• Tan Wee Lit (Class of 2003, BA(Hons)
  Fine Arts) Artist, Recipient of Young Artist      • Jow Zhi Wei (Class of 2010,                      The Laurels People’s Choice award for
  Award (2012)                                        BA(Hons) Film) Best Director and Best            IKEA Bookbook                                  SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
                                                      Performance awards at Singapore Short Film     • Jackson Tan (Class of 1994, Diploma in
• Vincent Leow (Class of 1987, Diploma in             Awards (2011), Recipient of Young Artist                                                        • Kit Chan (Class of 2006, BA(Hons) Popular
  Fine Arts) Artist, 52nd Venice Biennale                                                              Visual Communications and Class of 2015,
                                                      Award (2014)                                     MA Fine Arts), Co-Founder of PHUNK,              Music) Actress-singer
  (2007)
                                                    • Kiki Teo (Class of 2012, BA(Hons)                Creative Director, Black Design; Recipient     • Mohamaad Ghibran (Class of 2007, Diploma
• Shubigi Rao (Class of 2006, BA(Hons)                Animation Art) Senior Texture Artist,            of the Designer of the Year in President’s       in World Music) Music Composer/Director
  Fine Arts & Class of 2018, MA Fine Arts,            Industrial Light & Magic                         Design Award (2007)                              for Kollywood movies
  Winner Juror’s Choice Award at the APB
  Signature Art Prize 2018 and Artist, 10th                                                                                                           • Riduan Zalani (Class of 2007, Diploma in
  Taipei Biennial (2016), 3rd Pune Biennalle                                                                                                            World Music) Musician, recipient of Young
                                                    SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES                    SCHOOL OF FASHION                                  Artist Award (2015)
  (2017), Curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale
  (2020)                                            • Patrick Putra Piay (Class of 2010,             • Harry Halim (Class of 2005, Diploma            • Sezairi Sezali (Diploma in Music
                                                      BA(Hons) Arts Management) Assistant              in Fashion Design) Fashion Designer,             Technology) Singer-songwriter,
• ND Chow (Class of 2019, MA Fine Arts)
                                                      Director, Sector Development (Visual Arts),      harryhalim                                       Winner of Singapore Idol, Season 3
  International Photographer
                                                      National Arts Council.
• Kray Chen (Class of 2014, MA Fine Arts)                                                            • Nicholas Wong (Class of 2001, Diploma in       • Zulkifli Mohamed Amin (Class of 2004,
                                                    • Syaheedah Iskandar (Class of 2013,               Fashion Design) Fashion Designer, Nicholas       Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music)
  Artist, Recipient of Young Artist Award
                                                      BA(Hons) Arts Management) recipient              and Saturday; Singapore Designer of the          Conductor and Music Director, Founder of
  (2017)
                                                      of IMPART Awards (curator) 2020;                 Year by ELLE (2006, 2007)                        Nusantara Arts, recipient of Young Artist
• Khairuddin Hori (Class of 2006,                     Southeast of Now (SEON) Emerging                                                                  Award (2018)
  MA Fine Arts) Curatorial Director & Partner,        Writers Fellowship 2018.                       • Nina Karina Nikicio (Class of 2005, Diploma
  Chan + Hori Contemporary                                                                             in Fashion Design) Finalist of Young           • Nick Zavior (Class of 2016, BA(Hons) Music)
                                                    • Yuni Hadi (Class of 2007, MA Arts & Cultural     Singapore Designer of the Year (2008),           Singer-songwriter
                                                      Management) Partner, Objectifs, Centre for       Best Young Indonesian Designer of the Year     • Sara Wee (Class of 2007, BA(Hons) Music)
                                                      Photography and Film; Executive Director         by ELLE Indonesia (2010) and the Fashion         Musician and lead singer, 53A
                                                      (2014-2020), Singapore International Film        Magazine by Rolling Stones Indonesia
                                                      Festival; Producer, Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen,
                                                      Camera d’Or for Best First Film at the 66th    • Sven Tan (Class of 2004, Diploma in Fashion
                                                      Cannes Film Festival (2013)                      Design) Creative Director & Partner, In Good
                                                                                                       Company; Winner, Mercedes-Benz Asia
                                                                                                       Fashion Award (2004)
                                                                                                     • Caroline Suganda (Class of 2011, BA(Hons)
                                                                                                       Fashion Media and Industries) Editor, ELLE
                                                                                                       Singapore

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SCHOOL OF DANCE & THEATRE
• Elena Wang (Class of 2007, BA(Hons)
  Musical Theatre) Actress, The King and I
  (West End, London); Beauty World
  (Singapore); Allegiance (Los Angeles)
• Ian Loy (Class of 2002, Diploma in Drama)
  Founder of MySuperFuture Theatrical
  Productions; Recipient of Young Artist
  Award (2014)
• Natalie Hennedige (Class of 1996,
  BA(Hons) Drama) Festival Director,
  Singapore International Festival of Arts
  (2022-2024), Artistic Director, Cake
  Theatrical Productions; Best Director, Life!
  Theatre Awards (2008)
• Zhuo Zihao (Class of 2002, Diploma in
  Dance) Associate Artist, T.H.E Dance
  Company; Recipient of Young Artist
  Award (2012)
• Sufri Juwahir (Class of 2012, BA(Hons)
  Dance) Founder of Soul Signature Dance,
  recipient of Young Artist Award (2018)
• Rosanna Hyland (Class of 2008, BA(Hons)
  Musical Theatre) Actress, Back to the Future
  (West End, London); School of Rock (West
  End, London)
• Frances Lee (Class of 2014, BA(Hons)
  Acting) Actress, Monkey Goes West
  (Singapore); Rent (Singapore)
• Millicent Wong (Class of 2015, Diploma in
  Performance) Actress, Pah-La (The Royal
  Court Theatre, London); Dracula (Hartswood
  Films, UK)
• Oon Shu An (Class of 2009, BA(Hons)
  Acting) Actress and Television Host,
  Marco Polo, Netflix; Meet The MP
  (Singapore)                                       DIPLOMA
                                                    PROGRAMMES

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Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
Mc Nally S c h o o l of Fi ne A rt s

Diploma in

FINE ARTS
FIND YOUR UNIQUE VOICE THAT REFLECTS
CREATIVE INQUIRY, COMMITMENT

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                                                                                          Image: Kaya Toast And Eggs
                                                                                                        by Cavin Lim
AND SELF-DISCIPLINE.

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Image: The Cosmic Gift by Eugene Lee

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                Image: Caladrius Paradigm by Danielle Poon   Image: Pockets of Nature by Casais Arlene Queen Sumague

DURATION            MODE

3 years             Full-time

CAREER PATHS

Assistant Art Conservator and Restorer, Museum Gallery Assistant, Graphic Novel Artist, Model and
Prop Maker, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Sculptor, Videographer, Graphic Designer, Assistant
Trainer in Visual Art, Assistant Art Teacher/Educator, Window Display Artist, Layout Artist or
Exhibition Designer.
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OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                       Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
                                                                                             P u ttn am S c h o ol of Fi l m & A ni mat i on

                                                                                             Diploma in

                                                                                             ANIMATION
The process of art making demands         OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
the acquisition and development
of strong knowledge and skills in         The Admissions Test is only available to
                                          applicants from Singapore and in selected
materials, accompanied by a reflexive
understanding of this knowledge           cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,       BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ONE OF THE
that is then continually tested and       Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
                                          of test schedules. You will be notified of the
                                                                                             MOST RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AREAS OF
extended through relevant practical
application.                              required materials to bring along for the
                                          Admissions Test.
                                                                                             THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND
Steered by this belief, the teaching                                                         TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT.

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                                          OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO                                                                                               Image: Familure by Elijah Goh Ming Yang
and learning approach for the
programme is grounded primarily on        Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of
a practice-based methodology, with        original work from at least two of the following

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an emphasis on the development            categories: paintings, drawings, collages,         Image: The Weight Lifter by Lin Hung Yu
of your creative processes and            posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,
discoveries that are honed by             Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
community engagement projects             clips. These works should demonstrate your
and a strong understanding in art         creative development and process and be
history and ideas. You will be trained    created solely by you (not from a photograph,
and equipped with the specific skills,    magazine or copied from a reproduction of
techniques, aesthetics and knowledge      another source).
of historical issues associated with
your discipline.                          You are required to upload your portfolio
                                          online and label each work as follows:
The programme will provide you
                                          (i) Title of your work (if any)
with the exposure to various
                                          (ii) Medium used
fine arts media such as painting,
                                          (iii) Month/year created
printmaking, sculpture, graphic
novel and lens-based art. You will        If we wish to know more about your artwork
be given the opportunity to present       from the Admissions Test or your portfolio,
your final project in your specialised    we will arrange for a discussion with you.
area through a self-proposed brief.
The programme also emphasises
an interdisciplinary approach to
learning, which allows you to discover
and establish cross-discipline
methodologies in the development
of your works. As it is the preliminary
stage of your artistic journey, we
consider this programme as crucial
to allow you to search for a unique
creative voice and understand the
use of materials and art processes
confidently so that you can hone

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these skills at a higher level.                                                              Image: Eaz:er by Cao Tran Ca Dao

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                                                                                                                                                                  Image: X-Roscope by Sarah Haider

                                                                                             DURATION             MODE

                                                                                             3 years              Full-time

                                                                                             CAREER PATHS

                                                                                             2D/3D Animation Producer, Animation/Video/Film Developer and Producer,
                                                                                             Computer/Mobile Games Developer or Illustrator.
30   | Diploma in Fine Arts                                                                                                                                                                      31
OV E RV I EW                             ADMI SSI ONS                                       Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
                                                                                            P u ttn am S c h o ol of Fi l m & A ni mat i on

                                                                                            Diploma in

                                                                                            BROADCAST MEDIA
Animation represents the integration     OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
of art and technology. Animated
sequences in feature films and           The Admissions Test is only available to
                                         applicants from Singapore and in selected
television, digital special effects,
animated simulation rides, education,    cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,       BE AMONG THE NEXT GENERATION
games and interactive media are          Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
                                         of test schedules. You will be notified of the
                                                                                            OF HIGHLY VERSATILE CREATIVES FOR
some of the more visible applications
of animation.                            required materials to bring along for the
                                         Admissions Test.
                                                                                            MEDIA-RELATED INDUSTRIES.
Practitioners in this innovative and
                                         OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO
dynamic field will need the skills to
demonstrate a good understanding         Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of
of both the creative and the technical                                                                                                                        >

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                                         original work from at least two of the following   Image: Last Wish                                    Image: New Dogs
processes involved.                      categories: paintings, drawings, collages,
                                         posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,
This programme will develop in           Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
you an interdisciplinary way of          clips. These works should demonstrate your
thinking that transcends the art and     creative development and process and be
technology divide. It will mould you     created solely by you (not from a photograph,
into a well-rounded professional with    magazine or copied from a reproduction of
broad-based animation skills and an      another source).
in-depth understanding of the field.
                                         You are required to upload your portfolio
                                         online and label each work as follows:

                                         (i) Title of your work (if any)
                                         (ii) Medium used
                                         (iii) Month/year created

                                         If we wish to know more about your artwork
                                         from the Admissions Test or your portfolio,
                                         we will arrange for a discussion with you.

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                                                                                                    Image:
                                                                                                Homebound                                         Image: Trapped

                                                                                            DURATION           MODE

                                                                                            3 years            Full-time

                                                                                            CAREER PATHS

                                                                                            Broadcast Video Producer/Editor, Broadcast Production Manager, TV/Internet Journalist,
                                                                                            Videographer, Independent Media Producer, TV Commercial Producer, Live Events Coverage
                                                                                            Producer, Broadcast Field Producer or Media Consultant, Broadcast Graphic Designer, Visual
                                                                                            Effects Artist, Documentary Filmmaker, Multimedia Designer, Video Artist or Media Arts Educator.
32   | Diploma in Animation                                                                                                                                                                33
OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                       Faculty of Design
                                                                                             S c h o o l o f De s i g n Communi cat i on

                                                                                             Diploma in

                                                                                             DESIGN FOR COMMUNICATION
With the proliferation of cable and       OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
satellite television channels, and the
exponential growth of the Internet        The Admissions Test is only available to
and mobile technology, video content
has never been more in demand.
                                          applicants from Singapore and in selected
                                          cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,       AND EXPERIENCES
                                          Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
Be it in the form of commercials,         of test schedules. You will be notified of the     ACQUIRE THE THINKING CAPACITY
                                          required materials to bring along for the
documentaries, music videos, social
awareness campaigns, short fiction        Admissions Test.                                   AND CREATIVE SKILLS TO
films, dance and fashion films, or
                                          OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO
                                                                                             BOLDLY DESIGN THE FUTURE.
educational and corporate videos,
moving images tell compelling stories.

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                                          Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of       Image: Ururabo by Teddy Toh
                                          original work from at least two of the following
This programme will successfully          categories: paintings, drawings, collages,

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prepare you for a career in broadcast     posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,                                                                                                        Image:
television, internet and mobile                                                                                                                                         Glorious Greens by Zachary Zhao
                                          Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
technology broadcasting, as well as       clips. These works should demonstrate your
other emerging media formats, such        creative development and process and be
as VR and 360 degree                      created solely by you (not from a photograph,
video production.                         magazine or copied from a reproduction of
                                          another source).
You will be engaged in producing
highly creative and exciting              You are required to upload your portfolio
collaborative projects, including         online and label each work as follows:
music, fashion and dance videos, as
                                          (i) Title of your work (if any)
well as experience live 4K multi-
                                          (ii) Medium used
camera filming and live switching
                                          (iii) Month/year created
of important events. The highly
collaborative nature of the industry      If we wish to know more about your artwork
will also see you frequently working      from the Admissions Test or your portfolio,
with other students, including fashion    we will arrange for a discussion with you.
designers, musicians, actors, dancers
as well as artists, all under one roof.

This visually-oriented programme
will provide you with the technical
skill sets, conceptual problem-solving
skills and creative acumen to embark
on a successful career in this dynamic
media landscape, as well as furnish
you with a solid foundation for
further studies in the BA(Hons)
Film Programme.

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                                                                                             LIMBO by Bani Zafran                                                       Haw Par Villa by Chow Kok Shen

                                                                                             DURATION               MODE

                                                                                             3 years                Full-time

                                                                                             CAREER PATHS

                                                                                             Illustrator, Advertising Designer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Visualiser, Concept Artist,
                                                                                             Designer for Public Spaces, Designer for Exhibitions/Performances, Motion Graphic Designer,
                                                                                             Branding Consultant, Data Visualiser, Layout Artist, Production Manager, Studio Manager,
                                                                                             Web Designer or User Interface Designer.
34   | Diploma in Broadcast Media                                                                                                                                                                   35
OV E RV I EW                                 ADMI SSI ONS                                               Faculty of Design
                                                                                                        S c h o o l o f Fas h i on

                                                                                                        Diploma in

                                                                                                        CREATIVE DIRECTION
The impact of design solutions on            OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
people’s lives is constantly growing.
Pursuing a design education today            The Admissions Test is only available to
means acquiring the thinking capacity
and necessary creative skills to shape
                                             applicants from Singapore and in selected
                                             cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,               FOR FASHION
                                             Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
the future, with human needs as the
key driving force.                           of test schedules. You will be notified of the             DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVE VISION AND
                                             required materials to bring along for the
Whether it is visual information,            Admissions Test.                                           CREATE OTHERWORLDLY IMAGES
innovative objects for everyday use,
                                             OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO
                                                                                                        FOR FASHION MEDIA.                                                                                             Image: RAW CUTS by
or simply improving the way people                                                                                                                                                                            Nengjia Mao, Vita Nikolaieva,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Ei Phyu Phyu Kyi Win, Talista Tan, Phyllis Tran
move, behave and interact in public          Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of

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space, the aim of this programme is          original work from at least two of the following
to enable you to explore and develop         categories: paintings, drawings, collages,
effective solutions to real-world            posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,
issues and needs. Going beyond               Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
the classical disciplines of graphic         clips. These works should demonstrate your
design, advertising and illustration,        creative development and process and be
this programme will stretch your             created solely by you (not from a photograph,
creativity as you make connections           magazine or copied from a reproduction of
between different areas of study.            another source).

Through the exploration of the               You are required to upload your portfolio
ever-changing context and role of            online and label each work as follows:
design communication, you will be
                                             (i) Title of your work (if any)
challenged to create design solutions
                                             (ii) Medium used
by experimenting with a wide range
                                             (iii) Month/year created
of media and think differently to
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brave the world with creative and            If we wish to know more about your artwork                      Image:
unique ideas.                                from the Admissions Test or your portfolio, we     EPOCH by Aditi Rane

                                             will arrange for a discussion with you.

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                                                                                                                                                                         Image: ABLUSH by Vita Nikolaieva

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                                                                                                                                     Image: AINT THE MUSE by Kelvin Ng

                                                                                                        DURATION              MODE

                                                                                                        3 years               Full-time

                                                                                                        CAREER PATHS

                                                                                                        Designer, Writer, Buyer, Merchandiser, Stylist, Fashion Photographer or Pattern Drafter,
                                                                                                        Costume Designer, Accessory Designer, Assistant Designer, Trend Forecaster or Personal Shopper.
       Diploma in Design for Communication
36   | and Experiences                                                                                                                                                                                                                     37
OV E RV I EW                                       ADMI SSI ONS                                       Faculty of Design
                                                                                                      S c h o o l o f S pat i a l & Prod uct D e s i g n

                                                                                                      Diploma in

                                                                                                      INTERIOR DESIGN
Focusing on the developments of the                OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
Asian and global fashion industries, the
philosophy of the programme centres                The Admissions Test is only available to
                                                   applicants from Singapore and in selected
on the different and exciting artistic
practices of the creative industries, as           cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,       DEVELOP YOUR TECHNICAL AND
well as the dynamism of the evolving
fashion culture in Singapore and the
                                                   Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
                                                   of test schedules. You will be notified of the
                                                                                                      PROFESSIONAL SKILLS OF
world.                                             required materials to bring along for the
                                                   Admissions Test.
                                                                                                      THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT LINKED TO
The three-year, practice-based                                                                        INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE.
                                                   OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO
programme integrates technical skills,
industry knowledge, design processes               Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of
and fashion creative direction,                    original work from at least two of the following

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steeped in social media know-how and

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                                                   categories: paintings, drawings, collages,         Image: Rhythmos by Liew Zheng Nan
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Image:
underpinned by business concepts.                  posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,                                                                                        The Craft Learning Centre
Upon graduation, you will possess a                Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
                                                                                                                                                                                                      by Ow Yi Xun

good working knowledge of the fashion              clips. These works should demonstrate your
industry and relevant, technically                 creative development and process and be
sound design skills.                               created solely by you (not from a photograph,
                                                   magazine or copied from a reproduction of
The programme covers a holistic                    another source).
underpinning of different areas in
fashion and focuses on the fashion                 You are required to upload your portfolio
product with components in fashion                 online and label each work as follows:
media. This unique blend of specialist
                                                   (i) Title of your work (if any)
subjects aims to mould you into a
                                                   (ii) Medium used
talented, motivated and entrepreneurial
                                                   (iii) Month/year created
fashion practitioner who can contribute
to local and international brands and              If we wish to know more about your artwork
drive the local fashion industry. You will         from the Admissions Test or your portfolio, we
also have the opportunity to study with            will arrange for a discussion with you.
a fashion team that is actively engaged
in a range of local and international
initiatives.

With a rigorous curriculum that
blends contemporary artistic practices
centred on the Asian fashion industry,
you will have a holistic experiential
learning experience that grooms you
to be industry-ready. Through the
programme, you can also establish
a good network of alumni contacts
and key partnerships with the fashion
industry.

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                                                                                                                                                                        The Fragment - Ceramic Art and Craft Centre
                                                                                                      Image:
                                                                                                                                                                                        by Karnkamol Angkanaporn
                                                                                                      Kula Dana Street Art Studio by Nur Danya Shamun

                                                                                                      DURATION              MODE

                                                                                                      3 years               Full-time

                                                                                                      CAREER PATHS

                                                                                                      Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Exhibition Designer or Stage Designer.
38   | Diploma in Creative Direction for Fashion                                                                                                                                                                39
OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                       Faculty of Performing Arts
                                                                                             S c h o o l o f Co n te mp ora ry M us i c

                                                                                             Diploma in

                                                                                             AUDIO PRODUCTION
Interior design is the act of creating    OPTION 1: ADMISSIONS TEST
engaging environments within
and around existing spaces and            The Admissions Test is only available to
                                          applicants from Singapore and in selected
structures. This entails the design and
planning of a diverse array of spaces     cities in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,       MANIPULATE SOUND AND
that span residential, leisure, retail,   Vietnam and Myanmar, subject to availability
                                          of test schedules. You will be notified of the
                                                                                             PLAY. AN INDISPENSABLE ROLE IN
F&B, office, healthcare, hospitality
and institutional spaces.                 required materials to bring along for the
                                          Admissions Test.
                                                                                             THE FAST-PACED ACOUSTIC INDUSTRY.
The curriculum is based on a
                                          OPTION 2: PORTFOLIO
number of key design principles.
Fundamental technical skills and          Your portfolio should contain 10–15 pieces of
vocational knowledge remain the           original work from at least two of the following
focus and are supported through           categories: paintings, drawings, collages,
design investigations, explorations,      posters, sculptures, digital images (Photoshop,
experimentations and conceptual           Illustrator, etc), photographs, and/or video
thinking methods. These are               clips. These works should demonstrate your
explored in a practice-based studio       creative development and process and be
environment where traditional             created solely by you (not from a photograph,
drafting and modelling techniques, as     magazine or copied from a reproduction of
well as the latest in computer-aided      another source).
drawing and visualisation are honed.
                                          You are required to upload your portfolio
Knowledge of historical and               online and label each work as follows:
contemporary design further
                                          (i) Title of your work (if any)
develops your understanding of
                                          (ii) Medium used
design in the built environment.
                                          (iii) Month/year created
The programme remains sensitive
and relevant to the industry’s            If we wish to know more about your artwork
developments and demands through          from the Admissions Test or your portfolio, we
continuous links with industry            will arrange for a discussion with you.
partners.

With its diverse market sectors and
niches, employment is abundant,
ranging from large architectural
practices to smaller boutique
consultancy firms with some of our
graduates carving out careers in
award-winning local and international
practices.

                                                                                             DURATION             MODE

                                                                                             3 years              Full-time

                                                                                             CAREER PATHS

                                                                                             Studio Recording Engineer, Live Sound Reinforcement Engineer, Music Producer, Music Editor,
                                                                                             Audio Video Systems Designer or Product Specialist, Music Reviewer, Electronic Music Composer
                                                                                             or Acoustician.
40   | Diploma in Interior Design                                                                                                                                                            41
OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                      Faculty of Performing Arts
                                                                                            S c h o o l o f Co n te mp ora ry M us i c

                                                                                            Diploma in

                                                                                            MUSIC
This practice-based programme             PORTFOLIO
focuses on all aspects of music
production involving the recording        Your portfolio should include two samples
                                          of your work. Examples include music
studio and sound reinforcement
disciplines, including large-scale        productions, original compositions recorded       DEVELOP YOUR STAGE PRESENCE,
theatre and multimedia productions.       and produced by you or a video recording of
                                          a live performance where you were an integral
                                                                                            FIND YOUR OWN VOICE AS A SINGER-
Through a progressive structure of        part of a live sound reinforcement production.    SONGWRITER OR PERFORMING MUSICIAN.
modules and assessments, you will         Your submission will need to be in .wav, .aiff,
be taken through the fundamentals         .mov or .mp4 format and uploaded online.
of audio technologies and working
methodologies of audio production.        ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

Working closely with other                You are also required to complete an online
performing arts students from Music,      audio production test set by the School of
Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatre      Contemporary Music.
Production and Management, you will
                                          If we wish to know more about your portfolio,
gain unique experiences in setting
                                          we will arrange for a discussion with you.
up and operating sound for live
concerts and performances, as well as
recording projects in the state-of-the-
art recording studio at LASALLE.

Through hands-on projects, you will
learn and hone the necessary skills
for professional placement in this
exciting and dynamic industry. Top
local and international practitioners
will provide knowledge and
experience, as you gain confidence to
take on industry-level projects. Upon
completion, you will graduate with
the necessary skill set to undertake a
career in audio production.

Part of the programme will involve
community-based projects and,
where possible, industry-based
internships to enhance both your
skills, your engagement with the
world of work and your career
prospects.                                                                                                                                 Images:
                                                                                                                              Rock Indie Fest, 2019

                                                                                            DURATION             MODE

                                                                                            3 years              Full-time

                                                                                            CAREER PATHS

                                                                                            Concert Musician, Studio Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Composer/Arranger or Product Specialist,
                                                                                            Producer, Music Reviewer, Voice Talent or Vocal Coach.
42   | Diploma in Audio Production                                                                                                                                                            43
OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                    Faculty of Performing Arts
                                                                                          S c h o o l o f Dan ce & The at re

                                                                                          Diploma in

                                                                                          DANCE
Contemporary in focus, the Diploma        AUDITION
in Music teaches music that is            You will need to present three contrasting
relevant and valued in today’s culture.   pieces of music in any style that will show
This hands-on programme prepares
you for entry into the contemporary
                                          off your technical and musical abilities most   TAKE THE STAGE AS AN EXPRESSIVE AND
                                          effectively.
music industry in Singapore and                                                           IMAGINATIVE DANCER WHO CAN CONFIDENTLY
the region. Over three years, you
will develop instrumental or vocal
                                          NOTE: Prerequisites for Music Training
                                          Previous qualifications in music theory or
                                                                                          FULFIL ARTISTIC AND COMMERCIAL DEMANDS.
technique, study music theory,
sight-reading and aural training,         practical exams are preferred but not a

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                                          requirement for entry into the programme as     Image: Into the Dawn, 2019
and receive regular performance
opportunities.                            you will be judged solely on your ability to
                                          perform during the audition.
The goal of the programme is to
develop you as a well-rounded             INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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                                                                                                                                                                Image: Enfold at FIT in New York, 2019
‘session musician’, able to sight read,   If you cannot attend the audition at LASALLE,
perform a broad range of repertoire,      you should submit video recordings of the
and respond confidently to various        above audition requirements and upload them
professional music situations.            online.

A typical week involves you
                                          ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT
rehearsing and performing in a
number of different ensembles,            You are also required to complete an online
receiving small-group lessons on your     music theory and aural test set by the School
chosen instrument or voice, studying      of Contemporary Music.
aural and theory of music, learning       If we wish to know more about your audition,
about the history of music, and           we will arrange for a discussion with you.
being mentored by some of the most
experienced musicians and educators
in the region.

The programme also provides
opportunities for you to perform
in studios and performance venues
to help develop your individual
stage presence – a crucial factor in
becoming a successful performing
musician.

To prepare you for entry into the
music industry, the syllabus and
assessments are benchmarked
with industry standards. Through a
progressive structure of modules and

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                                                                                                                               Image: Dansfest, 2019
assessments, you will be taken step-
by-step through the building blocks
of musicianship and performance to
become a confident member of the

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entertainment industry.                                                                                                                                                    Image: Night to Light, 2019

The course will also involve
community engagement, playing to                                                          DURATION             MODE
the wider public and, where possible,
                                                                                          3 years              Full-time
industry internships.
                                                                                          CAREER PATHS

                                                                                          Dancer for stage, screen and events, Dance Instructor, Arts Manager
44   | Diploma in Music                                                                                                                                                                            45
OV E RV I EW                               ADMI SSI ONS                                         Faculty of Performing Arts
                                                                                                S c h o o l o f Dan ce & The at re

                                                                                                Diploma in

                                                                                                PERFORMANCE
The close guidance of lecturers, a         AUDITION
supportive environment and many            You will need to prepare a 1–3 minute self-
performance opportunities provided         choreographed solo, of any genre, in response
by this holistic programme will
help you develop into a versatile
                                           to one of the following themes/stimuli:              TAKE YOUR PERFORMANCE TO A HIGHER
performer in a range of artistic and       1. Create a work that develops a narrative of
                                              your choice.
                                                                                                PRACTICAL AND INTELLECTUAL LEVEL.
commercial dance contexts, highly
sought-after as a dancer, dance            2. Windows.

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teacher and choreographer, and well-                                                                   Image: Cool Shorts, 2020
                                           3. Architecture.
prepared for further study.
                                           4. Cycles.
An international faculty of lecturers      5. Pick a painting or sculpture that you are
and guest artists will teach a diverse        attracted to and choreograph your response
range of dance techniques: Urban              to it (please bring a copy of this picture).
Dance, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary
                                           6. Pick a poem that you find meaningful and
Dance. Over three years, you will
                                              choreograph your response to it (please
focus on techniques decided through
                                              bring a copy of this poem).
discussion with the lecturers. Allied
classes will also improve your             In this segment, you will be assessed on your
technical proficiency, strength,           expressions, commitment, embodied presence
expressive range and versatility           and ability to respond to this brief. Your solo
in performance. The classes also           may be performed in silence or to music, with
include somatic based approaches,          or without specific costume choices. Choose
performance techniques and Asian           your music or soundscape carefully to support                                                                                              >
movement practices.                        your choreography.                                                                                                                         Image:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Peephole, 2019
Strength in creativity and                 You will also attend a dance class that will
performance is further enhanced            need you to demonstrate the following:
through choreography and                   1. A combination of going to the floor and
improvisation classes and a range of          recovering up in various forms.
exciting choreography and cross-
                                           2. Elevation or jumps within a movement
disciplinary projects are initiated
                                              sequence.
with renowned arts venues and
institutions. These may be augmented       3 Extension of the body and the coordinated
with a variety of theatrical and acting      use of the legs.
techniques such as Viewpoints, Dance       4. Extended sequence of movements that
Improvisation, Contact Work, Mask             deals with folding in the body, fall and
Work and Animal Work. Exposure to             balance, circles and alternating leading with
these many techniques will help you           the upper body and the legs.
to be a more expressive and multi-         It is advisable that you thoroughly warm
disciplinary performer.                    up and wear appropriate dance wear and

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                                           footwear for the audition.                                                                                                    Image: Exit Pursued by a Bear, 2018
This is supported by performance
opportunities in multiple performance
                                           INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
venues, styles and situations.
                                           If you cannot attend the audition at LASALLE,                        >
                                                                                                           Image:
Employability is further enhanced          you will need to submit a video of a 1–3 minute      Taman Ritus Road,
through exposure to dance pedagogy,        self-choreographed solo, of any genre, in                         2019

career paths and options, audition         response to one of the themes/ stimuli
techniques and the local industry.         listed above.
Critical thinking and self-reflexivity     The video should be recorded in a clear space        DURATION             MODE
are part of the training at every level.   using a static camera with full lights on. Special   3 years              Full-time
                                           lighting or closeups are not allowed. You are
                                           required to upload the video recordings online.      CAREER PATHS

                                                                                                Actor, Assistant to Director, Assistant to Dramaturge, Arts Administrator, Radio/TV Presenter or
                                                                                                Host for Live Events, Talent Manager, Voice-over Artist or Singer.
46   | Diploma in Dance                                                                                                                                                                                  47
OV E RV I EW                              ADMI SSI ONS                                      Faculty of Performing Arts
                                                                                            S c h o o l o f Dan ce & The at re

                                                                                            Diploma in

                                                                                            THEATRE PRODUCTION
Develop strategies and skills to          AUDITION
interrogate the world and respond
meaningfully using contemporary           Option A
performance forms and applications
drawing on both traditional and
                                          • Memorise two contrasting monologues,
                                            either from the selection of plays provided
                                                                                            AND MANAGEMENT
experimental theatre disciplines.           or from properly published plays that are
Encompassing the significant rite           not on the list. You will act them at the       BE AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF BACKSTAGE
of passage from apprentice to
performer, this dynamic programme
                                            audition.
                                                                                            MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY.
will train you to recognise events that   Option B
have the potential to be explored and
                                          • Memorise one monologue, either from
developed into performance.
                                            the selection of plays provided or from a
Performance-making is both a                published play that is not on the list.
practical and an intellectual activity.     You will act it at the audition.
You will be engaged in hands-on           • Sing one memorised song from the
experiential learning alongside             prescribed list. You only need to learn
academic studies to maximise your           32 bars of any section and not the entire
abilities to interrogate, analyse and       song. You can sing these unaccompanied,
create, with a particular focus on          or you may wish to bring a ‘minus one’ to
physical performance forms and              accompany you.
dramatic texts from Singapore and
the region.                               Download Male and Female Monologues from
                                          www.lasalle.edu.sg
With skills and knowledge in
acting, movement, voice and               For your monologue, you will be assessed on
stagecraft, you will be able to           your ability to convey a sense of character,
devise and create performance             environment and circumstances based on your
events that present your point of         interpretation of the play.
view. The programme develops
                                          It is advisable that you wear loose fitting
your professional capacity to work
                                          clothing that allows you to move easily. Do not
as an ensemble and collaborate
                                          bring large props or costumes.
with others, and an understanding
of industry expectations. You will
have opportunities to perform in          INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
studios and theatre venues at the         If you cannot attend the audition at LASALLE,
College, under the guidance of
                                          you will need to submit a video recording of
highly experienced educators and
                                          the above audition requirements and upload
professionals.
                                          them online.
The programme will also require you       If we wish to know more about your audition,
to engage with communities and seek       we will arrange for a discussion with you.
internships in and around Singapore.
You will develop both your critical
thinking and enlarge your ability to
be self-reflexive about yourself and
your work.

The wide range of skills learnt will
prepare you for employment in
theatre, film, television and live                                                          DURATION            MODE
events, as well as specialisation                                                           3 years             Full-time
and further studies.
                                                                                            CAREER PATHS

                                                                                            Production Manager, Technical Officer, Technical Manager, Stage Manager, Production Assistant,
                                                                                            Stage Crew, Stage Mechanist, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Assistant to Set Designer,
                                                                                            Assistant to Wardrobe Designer or Dresser, Events Manager, Venue Manager, Theatrical Fly man,
                                                                                            Public Installation Practitioner, Scenic Designer, Scenic Builder, Props Maker, Lighting Designer or
                                                                                            Sound Designer.
48   | Diploma in Performance                                                                                                                                                                      49
OV E RV I EW                                          ADMI SSI ONS

This programme equips you for                         PORTFOLIO
employment in the fast-growing
theatre production and management                     You can base your portfolio on either a folk
industry. The exciting, practical and                 story, legend or fairy tale. It should have a
diverse curriculum will introduce you                 story (the narrative or plot), characters (the
to the broad range of subject areas                   roles played by actors) and meaning (theme
involved in the mounting of theatre                   or ‘content’). Consider how you would like to
and other kinds of live events (e.g.                  see your production of this story onstage and
music, corporate and industry shows,                  compile your portfolio with the following:
cultural events, exhibitions, film and                1. Draw, paint or collect some images that
television).                                             show the different settings or scenery.
The programme will allow you to find                     Show how these ‘scenes’ might appear
and explore your own strengths and                       with different lighting, with different
interests. It will also equip you with                   atmospheres, in daylight or at midnight etc.
the skills and practice required to                   2. Make lists of any furniture and props that
open up career opportunities within                      the scenes might need. Draw, copy or cut
the wide range of fields that exist                      out images of the most important props
within theatre and event production.                     or special machinery and special effects.
Built within the programme                               You may want to make all the costumes or
curriculum are the transferable                          design the sets or props.
skills that will give you the widest
possible skillset. Subject areas                      3. Consider all the characters in the story
include production management,                           and select some of the most important
lighting, sound, audio visual, stage                     ones. Make some notes about their main
management, scenic construction,                         qualities, age, ambitions, etc. Draw, collect
prop making and costume.                                 photographs, cut out magazines of what you
                                                         think the characters will look like. You may
You will be empowered to work both                       want to cast some of these roles with actors
independently and as part of a team.                     you know.
By collaborating on projects and
productions with other programmes,                    4. You are also required to include a video
you will learn to work with actors,                      recording to explain your portfolio e.g.
dancers, musicians, visual artists                       What is the story about? What ‘message’
and other technicians in planning                        might the story contain? What you would
and managing complex artistic and                        like to convey to the audience? The video
communication aspects.                                   recording should include a self-introduction
                                                         that articulates a vision of your future career
You will be given hands-on practice                      and the aspects of theatre production that
working on LASALLE’s drama, dance,                       you are interested to pursue.
musical theatre and music shows,
which are staged in the College’s
three fully equipped theatre venues.
                                                      You are required to upload your portfolio
                                                      online.                                              BACHELOR OF
You will also have opportunities to
contribute to films, videos and other
forms of displays, exhibitions and
                                                      If we wish to know more about your portfolio,
                                                      we will arrange for a discussion with you.
                                                                                                            ARTS (HONS)
events.                                                                                                    PROGRAMMES

50   | Diploma in Theatre Production and Management
Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries
Mc Nally S c h o o l of Fi ne A rt s

BA(Hons)

FINE ARTS
BE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST WHO
PROGRESSES WITH THE GLOBAL EVOLUTION
OF FINE ARTS.

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                                  Image: Retribution
                                           by Lewis Choo

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                                                                                                Image:
                                                                                                Posterior glance
                                                                                                by Zulkhairi Zulkiflee

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                  Image:     suìyuè – Time by Odelia Yen

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                                                           Image: Becoming Bodies by Gigi Koh

      DURATION             MODE

      3 years              Full-time

      CAREER PATHS

      Art Consultant, Art Writer/Reviewer, Art Dealer, Art Conservator and Restorer,
      Art Teacher/ Educator, Museum Researcher, Gallery/Museum Managers, Illustrator,
      Model and Prop Maker, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Sculptor or Video Artist.
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